Jamaica Crime News, Hanover: Detectives attached to the Criminal Investigation Branch Department, CIB, in Lucea, Hanover, have now confirmed that one of the three men, whose name was recently released as a Person of Interest in connection with the double murder of a 91-year-old, woman and a 15-year-old boy, in the parish on Wednesday night, has surrendered to the police.
Investigators have revealed, that Ricardo Bird, otherwise called (Birdie or Whitman) turned himself over to the police on Friday, July 27.
The police say the other two men who are identified as, Howard McIntosh otherwise called ‘Zill’, Nicoy McKenzie otherwise called ‘Nick,’ have until 6:00 pm, Saturday afternoon to turn themselves over to the police.
The police further stated that these three men are prime suspects in their investigations.
The two men have been taken in connection with the murders of Laurell Frame, 91-year-old Pensioner and 15-year-old Jessie Spence, who attended the Hopewell High School in Hanover, and both of Malcolm Heights in Lucea.
Reports by the police are that about 8:30 pm, on Wednesday, July 25, Mrs. Frame was at her home in Malcolm Heights, when the 15-year-old student, who is her neighbor, came over to visit as he normally does.
The elderly woman was sitting at the inside door, to a room of the board dwelling house, while the teenage boy was sitting underneath an almond tree in the yard. Minutes later, a group of armed men travelling on foot walked into the yard.
The gunmen walked up to Jessie and opened fire hitting him multiple times. They then walked to the verandah and also shot the elderly woman multiple times to her upper body. Other family members who were at the house ran for cover and managed to escape. The gunmen then made their escape in the area on foot.
The police were summoned and upon arrival, Mrs. Frame and Jessie were discovered lying in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds. They were transported to the Noel Holmes hospital in Lucea where they were pronounced dead.